Eagle Ford Shale Reports

"Community Resident Perceptions of the Oil & Gas Activity & Industry in the Eagle Ford Shale Play" (Uzunian, Petrzelka, Jackson-Smith, Ellis, and Theodori 2015)

This report summarizes initial results of focus group interviews in two communities in the Eagle Ford region of South Texas, where rapid oil and gas development has been occurring since 2008. The interviews were designed to capture local perceptions of the oil and gas industry and implications of exploration and development activities for community well-being. The research summarized here is a part of the larger Environmentally Friendly Drilling Program Technology Integration Program (EFD-TIP), a project coordinated by the Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program at the Houston Advanced Research Center1 and funded by the US Department of Energy Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) Program.

Link: "Community Resident Perceptions of the Oil & Gas Activity & Industry in the Eagle Ford Shale Play" (Uzunian, Petrzelka, Jackson-Smith, Ellis, and Theodori 2015)


"Socially Responsible Drilling: Perspectives of Industry Representatives in the Eagle Ford Shale" (Ellis, Theodori, Petrzelka, and Jackson-Smith 2015)

In the following report, we use in-depth interviews with industry representatives to identify the communications strategies currently being used, points of strength, and areas in need of improvement. The data in this report come from in-depth interviews with oil and gas company representatives. The purpose of these interviews was to understand these drilling companies’ community engagement approaches and methods. We worked with community and industry leaders to identify 13 companies actively drilling in the Eagle Ford region.

Link: "Socially Responsible Drilling: Perspectives of Industry Representatives in the Eagle Ford Shale" (Ellis, Theodori, Petrzelka, Jackson-Smith 2015)


"Public Perceptions of Oil and Natural Gas Development in La Salle County, Texas: A Summary Report" (Theodori and Uzunian 2015)

This report provides a summary of the results obtained from a 2015 survey of residents and absentee landowners in La Salle County, Texas. The purpose of this document is to provide insights into the public’s perception of the energy industry. Moreover, the report includes information on their reported knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to natural gas development, including their views about hydraulic fracturing and possible uses of treated wastewater from these operations. Figures and tables are used to simplify presentation of the data.1 No conclusions or inferences are made.

Link: "Public Perceptions of Oil and Natural Gas Development in La Salle County, Texas: A Summary Report" (Theodori and Uzunian 2015)


"Public Perceptions of Oil and Natural Gas Development in Karnes County, Texas: A Summary Report" (Theodori and Uzunian 2015)

This report provides a summary of the results obtained from a 2015 survey of residents and absentee landowners in Karnes County, Texas. The purpose of this document is to provide insights into the public’s perception of the energy industry. Moreover, the report includes information on their reported knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to natural gas development, including their views about hydraulic fracturing and possible uses of treated wastewater from these operations. Figures and tables are used to simplify presentation of the data.1 No conclusions or inferences are made.

Link: "Public Perceptions of Oil and Natural Gas Development in Karnes County, Texas: A Summary Report" (Theodori and Uzunian 2015)


"Perceptions of Oil and Natural Gas Development in the Eagle Ford Shale: A Summary of Findings from a 2015 Survey" (Theodori and Luloff 2015)

Between March 2015 and May 2015, a random sample of residents and absentee landowners from two counties in Texas’s Eagle Ford Shale region was contacted and asked to participate in a study on public perceptions of oil and natural gas development in the region. This report summarizes the findings from the survey.

Link: "Perceptions of Oil and Natural Gas Development in the Eagle Ford Shale: A Summary of Findings from a 2015 Survey" (Theodori and Luloff 2015)



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